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Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Uncovering Student Thinking through the Science Literacy Framework
You can borrow tricks of the trade from literacy to create dynamic lessons to increase student understanding.
Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement
Increase student engagement and promote critical-thinking skills through positive student–teacher relationships, chemical demonstrations, and student discussions.
Resource Feature | September 2015 Stoichiometry Set-up Method
How do you make stoichiometry calculations easier for students to understand? This teacher describes a process of using visual cues in combination with a step-by-step problem solving method to guide students.
Classroom Commentary | November 2014 Getting into Action
A veteran teacher shares insight on how to align objectives with learning activities and resources.
Nuts & Bolts | September 2015 Round Robin: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Tool
Try this this problem solving activity that provides the opportunity for students to learn from each other in a cooperative manner.
Nuts & Bolts | May 2015 The Power of Choice in the Classroom
This teacher stumbled upon a way to enhance student engagement: giving students choices for how to complete an assignment. And was pleasantly surprised to find students more engaged.
Tech Tips | November 2015 Create Your Own Ideal Content
When the instructional content you need for class just doesn’t cut it, create your own! Learn how to make video clips that engage students and maximize comprehension in a way that is fun, easy, and effective.
Classroom Commentary | March 2015 The Tale of Two Chemistries
How much is too much when it comes to simplifying content in chemistry teaching? This teacher with 15 years of teaching experience shares some specific examples of what she has found.
Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Scope and Sequence in the High School Chemistry Classroom
Here are some ideas for designing a high school chemistry curriculum, including topic order and depth of coverage for regular and honors level classes.
Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Getting to Know What Students Know
How do you gauge whether students are learning what you intend for them to learn? This article, the third installment in a series of articles, offers ideas from an experienced teacher.
Nuts & Bolts | November 2016 Using Color in Lectures to Aid Student Learning
Using color-based learning can lead to better visualization of chemistry concepts and chemistry problems. This articles explains the reasoning behind the technique, and provides examples of how to adopt this tool in your classroom.
Nuts & Bolts | November 2015 Five Reasons to Use Games to Teach Students
Using games in the classroom is a great way to introduce topics and to create a fun learning environment.
Nuts & Bolts | November 2014 Demonstrations and Good Pedagogy
Given recent accidents involving methanol, are traditional, teacher-performed, passive-student demonstrations best?
Nuts & Bolts | September 2014 Formative Assessment—A Powerful, Quick Tool in the Classroom
Formative assessment methods can be a quick, topic-specific tool that teachers can use to discover students readiness for a topic. Formative assessment up-front can make a unit run smoother. These assessments do not have to be difficult to implement, and you will be glad you did it in the long run.
Classroom Commentary | September 2014 Getting Started
How do you plan to teach a new course or a course new to you? A teacher with 40+ years of experience provides some advice to map out the year, taking into account roadblocks you may experience along the way.
Classroom Commentary | May 2015 A Dialog on Terminology: Double Replacement vs Ion Swap
Are ionic AX + BY reactions better titled double replacement or ion swap? Read the discourse between two advanced high school chemistry students, with an introduction and conclusion from their teacher.